David M. Kleist, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Garrison Hall 719
(208) 282-4315

Specialty Areas: Family and Couples Counseling, Instructional Theory, and Counseling Ethics

Ph.D., 1995, Southern Illinois University
M.A., 1991, Governors State University
B.A., 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hello, I am Dr. David M. Kleist. Welcome to the ISU Department of Counseling homepage! My broad scholarly interests include couple and family counseling, ethics, and instructional theory. More specifically, I am interested in the influences of postmodern philosophy on the areas above (i.e., use of reflecting teams, social constructionist theory) and its impact on the future of counselor education. Additionally, I am concerned with increasing the field's awareness of the importance of training counselors in the skills of prevention as well as remediation (i.e., treatment) and who (and whose interests) will influence the future of counselor education.

When I escape from the walls of the Ivory Tower I enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, spending time with my wife, daughter and son, listening to Bob Dylan, and of course, obsessing about the Green Bay Packers (I am originally from Wisconsin). Feel free to call or e-mail me for further information.

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Last Modified: 09/29/17